March 2012

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Master Bathroom

Published March 22, 2012 by crazycleaning

This morning after taking all of the kiddos off to school, I took my list and off to the store I went to purchase the items needed to complete the cleaning and organization of my master bathroom.  I forgot a couple of things, but they were not that major and I can pick them up the next time I go.  In reality I don’t know that I really need them though.  My original intention was to visit my local thrift store first to see if they had anything that would meet my needs.  However I found out today that they do not open until 10 am and it was only 8.

Now I will ask that you do not judge me while looking at the before pictures that I am posting.  Everyone who lives like I do have a million and one excuses for why we live like this, it is our choice if we will change it or not.  Please remember that I have made the choice to change it, and I am doing it by myself.  I have not hired a professional, or even asked a friend to come help me.

I decided that it would be easier for me to start with my bathtub and then move toward the bedroom.  Yes, this meant that I would be stepping over things going in and out, but my thought was that it would make me stay in the bathroom and concentrate.  After the bathtub I moved to a shelf/basket set.  It had originally been used as a night stand and was never cleaned out when it was moved into the bathroom.  Then I moved to the unspeakable task of cleaning the toilet.  Did I forget to mention that I have 2 boys?  You can imagine what that looked like.  Next was the sink area.  As you can see in the pictures, the actual sink was piled sky high.  Of course, most of this was chemicals that would be used to clean.  I then moved to the cabinets (medicine, under sink and above toilet).  I had some ideas on how to organize them and they all worked.  After all of that was finished, I cleaned the floor and washed all of my bathroom linen and rugs.

Check out the pictures of the completed master bathroom.  I am so excited!!  It took me about 3 hours to get there, but take into consideration that I had an unexpected visitor today.  I filled 2 trash bags and did 2 loads of laundry just from the bathroom.  I cannot wait to take a shower and relax tonight.  It will be great to enjoy my accomplishment!

 

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Spring 2012

Published March 22, 2012 by crazycleaning

March 20, 2012

Spring starts today!

So, what does that mean? It is time to start our annual spring cleaning. Wait, that does not sound like fun at all. Who wants to be locked up in a house all day cleaning? Not me, that is for sure. In fact, I cannot remember ever doing a spring cleaning. The truth is I do not normally clean anything until I absolutely have to. That is why I decided to do a complete spring cleaning this year and get rid of a lot junk and get organized.

First things first, I looked around the house to determine which rooms were a high priority and which ones could wait a couple of days. Then I created a to do list for each room. I don’t know about you, but it helps me to be able to mark a line through every task that I complete. On the to do list I also added a supply list, this way I would not have the excuse that I did not have all of the materials needed to complete the task. It looked like a lot when I was done, but I just told myself that I only had to do one page a day!

I also visited some websites that helped to encourage me and give me ideas. I will list them once I become a little more familiar with blogging. I have even found a website that is having a 2012 Spring Cleaning Challenge. Now I have to admit, I am on the verge of being considered a hoarder. That is what scares me the most. I want to make sure that my boys do not grow up to be like me. Plus the fact that as of today, no one is allowed into my house because I am so embarrassed by it.

So anyway, tomorrow will be the first day with the first room. I will start with the master bathroom and will include before, during, and after pictures.